Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Brisk pre-registration for water & wastewater sympsium!


The International Society of Automation (ISA) tells us that pre-registration activity for the 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium has been brisk.

Taking place at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando (FL USA) the 2015 ISA WWAC Symposium is a three-day event that focuses on the challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the water and wastewater sectors. The symposium features more than 30 technical speakers, two full days of technical presentations, a tour of a local plant, a general reception and a supplier showcase. This symposium is unique as it focuses entirely on the needs of automation professionals in the municipal water and wastewater sectors.
The full programme may be viewed here and registration for the 2015 WWAC Symposium is still open.

“Our secret is our focus,” says Patrick Gouhin, CEO and Executive Director at ISA. “Our annual ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium specifically caters to the needs of professionals involved with automation, instrumentation and SCADA in the municipal water and wastewater sectors. It is a unique niche event and we are proud of its increasing popularity. There is no other event like it in North America.”

A strong technical program
Helping to kick off the conference will be John S. Young, Jr. P.E., who will deliver a presentation to attendees on how the water/wastewater industry presents numerous challenges that must be addressed for utilities to be sustainable and provide safe, reliable service.

Young has worked in the water utility industry his entire career. In 2010, he retired from American Water, the largest water/wastewater utility in North America, after a 33-year career. At American Water, he served in numerous technical and management positions, including Vice President of Engineering; President of the American Water Works Service Company; Chief Water Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Recently, as a utility consultant, he supported or assessed numerous water utilities, including the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (during the Detroit bankruptcy) and the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA).

• Read our report on the 2014 event (also held in Florida).

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